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Champaign News-Gazette: A Padded Payroll- our political leaders can plunder the public treasury in more ways than one

A padded payroll Tue, 09/02/2014 – 7:00am Champaign News-Gazette Editorial Read original editorial click here:  http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-02/padded-payroll.html Our political leaders can […]


Subscriber Special: Pressure Builds at College of DuPage

“The president’s actions have reached the tipping point that challenges future plans for COD, We at the College of DuPage […]


Champaign News-Gazette: Every Dime Online & the College of DuPage Controversy

Jim Dey: Website wants every tax dime online Thu, 07/10/2014 – 7:00am | Jim Dey Most East Central Illinois residents […]


OUR 2013 IMPACT SUMMARY- “THE GOOD IN ILLINOIS”

“This kind of work requires time, tenacity and resources.” Jim Dey  | Champaign News-Gazette November 2, 2013 Thanks to your […]


Champaign News-Gazette, Jim Dey: Open The Books Opens Whole New World to Taxpayers

Read original column here: http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2013-11-02/jim-dey-open-books-opens-whole-new-world-taxpayers.html Champaign, IL – Nobody knows better than Adam Andrzejewski that politics is a numbers game. […]


Champaign News-Gazette: Director’s Big raises Sweeten his Pension by Jim Dey (after exposure in our Big Dogs Report)

Editor’s Note:  Following up our “Big Dogs Report” 2013, Jim Dey, columnist at Champaign News-Gazette, uses our Open The Books […]


Opinion Editorial: A Threat to Illinois Transparency Law- Roger Eddy and Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)

Opinion Editorial:  Champaign New-Gazette; Kankakee Daily Journal; Suburban Life Newspapers By Adam Andrzejewski– Founder, For The Good Of Illinois Organization Illinois […]


You Asked. We Answered- 1.2 million of your questions.

In six months, we’ve answered 1.2 million questions at www.openthebooks.com. Last September, we set national transparency precedence by posting the […]


Illinois Budget Blues Continue…

Editor Note: In a For The Good of Illinois subscriber email on November 4, 2011, we forecast “The Next Income […]


Is Pension Proposal Political Poison? Champaign News-Gazette

It was the dog’s failure to bark in the night that provided a crucial clue in “Silver Blaze,” one of […]